- Gather your materials.
- You will need a cannabis concentrate, a non-stick silicone container, a hair straightener, and parchment paper.
- Place your cannabis concentrate in the silicone container.
- Place the container on the hair straightener and heat until the concentrate melts.
- Use a dab tool to place the melted concentrate onto the parchment paper.
- Allow the concentrate to cool and solidify.
- Enjoy your cannabis wax!
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Gather your materials.
Before you start, make sure you have everything you need:
-Cannabis trim or bud
-An ounce or less is fine to start
-A deep bowl or pot
-Something to stir with
-A coffee filter or tea strainer
-A measuring cup
-An oven-safe dish
-A butane torch (optional)
You will need a cannabis concentrate, a non-stick silicone container, a hair straightener, and parchment paper.
Cannabis wax is a potent and concentrated form of cannabis that is made by extracting the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant matter. The result is a translucent, amber-colored wax that can be used in a variety of ways.
While you can purchase cannabis wax from a dispensary, it is also possible to make it at home with just a few simple supplies. In this article, we will show you how to make cannabis wax at home using a hair straightener.
Before you get started, you will need to gather a few supplies. You will need:
-A cannabis concentrate: This can be purchased from a dispensary or made at home using alcohol or CO2 extraction.
-A non-stick silicone container: This will be used to hold the cannabis concentrate while it is being heated.
-A hair straightener: This will be used to heat the concentrate and turn it into wax.
-Parchment paper: This will be used to line the hair straightener and prevent the wax from sticking to it.
To begin, preheat your hair straightener to the highest setting. Then, line the plates of the straightener with parchment paper. Next, place your silicon container filled with concentrate on one side of the parchment paper and close the straightener so that the containers are sandwiched between the hot plates.
Allow the containers to heat for 1-2 minutes, or until the concentrate has melted and become liquid. Once melted, remove the containers from the heat and allow them to cool for 1-2 minutes so that they solidify into wax. Once solidified, use a sharp knife to cut off any excess wax that may have leaked out of the container during heating. Your cannabis wax is now ready to use!
Place your cannabis concentrate in the silicone container.
If you’re using a solid concentrate like shatter, place it in the silicone container first. If your concentrate is runny, like sauce or oil, you may need to use a little less to prevent it from overflowing when heated.
Next, place the silicone container with the cannabis inside of the glass jar. Make sure that the opening of the silicone container is facing up so that the cannabis concentrate doesn’t spill out.
Thread the Bolt through the Lid of the Glass Jar.
Tighten the Bolt until it is snug against the Lid of the Glass Jar. You don’t want to over-tighten it, or you risk breaking the glass.
Fill the Pot with Water and Place it on the Stove
Fill the pot with enough water so that it comes up about halfway up the side of the glass jar. Place the pot on the stove and turn it up to medium heat. You don’t want to boilthe water, but you do want it to be hot enough that it will help vaporizethe cannabis concentrate.
Assemble Your Dab Rig
While your water is heating up, assemble your dab rig. If you don’t have a dab rig, you can use a regular bong by substituting a nail forthe bowl piece. If you don’t have a nail, you can use a metal socket froma socket set — just make sure that it is clean! If you are using a regular bong, place your cannabis in the bowl piece and preheat it with adab torch before proceeding to Step 7. Metal sockets and nails must alsobe heated before proceeding to Step 7.
Place Your Glass Jar with Silicone Container Inside ofthe Pot of Water
Carefully place your glass jar with silicone container inside ofthe pot of water. The Silicone Container will float, so be careful notto spill any water into it. The water should not come higher than halfwayup the side ofthe glass jar — if it does, carefully pour out someofthe water so that it doesn’t spill into your cannabis concentrate whenyou screw onthe lid later on.
Screw onthe Lidofthe Glass Jar Tightly
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CheckonYour Extraction Every Few Hours
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Place the container on the hair straightener and heat until the concentrate melts.
As soon as the concentrate melts, begin stirring it with the other utensil. You want to keep stirring until all of the liquid has evaporated and only the wax remains. This could take a few minutes. Once it’s all wax, turn off the hair straightener and carefully remove the container. Allow it to cool for a few moments so you can handle it without burning yourself.
Use a dab tool to place the melted concentrate onto the parchment paper.
Use a dab tool to place the melted concentrate onto the parchment paper. You can use a metal spoon, but it’s harder to control the amount of wax that you’re working with. Once the wax is on the parchment paper, use the dab tool to spread it out into a thin layer. You want it to be as thin as possible so that it will dry quickly and evenly.
Allow the concentrate to cool and solidify.
Once the concentrate has cooled and solidified, it can be removed from the bowl and broken into smaller pieces for use. If the wax is too hard to break up, it can be placed in the freezer for a few minutes to make it easier to work with.
Enjoy your cannabis wax!
Now that you know how to make cannabis wax at home, it’s time to enjoy it! This potent concentrate is perfect for dabbing, adding to joint/blunt wraps, or using in other creative ways. Just remember to start small, as cannabis wax can be very potent. Enjoy!